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Block 4 Sp#5 Geographical Locations
*city, the capital of Iceland
*located in NW Europe, the western tip of Iceland
*population – 150,000
*50% of Iceland’s population lives here.
*northernmost capital city in the world
*p. 318, 248
*central European country formerly known as Czechoslovakia
*capital is Prague
*Spas, famous for their healthful waters, attract bathers to hot mineral springs here.
*Major crops include barley, corn, fruits, oats, and potatoes.
*population – 10,220,911
*2,500 of their people have HIV or AIDs
*lots of coal
*mountains in the west and north
*biggest natural hazard is flooding
*region that includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland
*was under Danish and Swedish rule for half of a millenium
*has lots of moose
*famous for its LEGO and LEGOland
*large commercial farming industry
*90% of population is urban (city-dwelling)
*has kings and queens who have no power
p. 296, A16, A22, A3
*Southern European country
*large commercial farming area
*Southern area is poor and less developed.
*highly diverse climate
*slightly larger than Arizona
*almost 20% of population is over 65 years old
*longest border is with Switzerland
*thermometer was invented here
*mountain range located in northern Spain
*separates Spain from France
*winter sports here attract visitors from SW France.
*highest point is Aneto Peak
*most of population farms
*rich in timber and pastures
*p.296, 246. A3
*peninsula in SW Europe that consists of Spain and Portugal
*high elevation, rugged
*Oil was recently discovered there.
*between the two mountain chains is a plateau called the Meseta
*3,313 kilometers of coastline
p. 246, 418, A22, A16, A17
*borders Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and Northern Africa
*Nile River flows into it.
Geologically, this body of water is actually an ocean because an ocean crust lies underneath it.
*climate-hot dry summers and mild rainy winters
*greatest depth is 14,450 feet
*most polluted sea in the world
*p. A16, 254
*north of Europe, NW of Norway
*part of the north Atlantic Ocean
*Despite its northern location, warm currents keep it ice free
*large fishing industry
*13,020 feet deep
*200,000 square kilometers
p. 248, 276, 252
*central European country, located between Austria and Switzerland
*capital is Bern
*avg life expectancy – 79 years
*76% Roman Catholic
*100% literacy rate for age 10 and up
*became fully independent in 1866
*remained neutral during WWII.
*low taxes and outstanding economic growth
*located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece
*main industries are fishing and seafood
*contains Aegean Islands
*covers 82, 625 square miles
*also called the “White Sea” to contrast with the “Black Sea”
p. 318, A5, A20, 248
*country located in NE Europe, north of Poland
*population is 3.5 million
*141 people per square mile
*declared its independence from U.S.S.R. in March 1990.
*was the first Soviet Republic to declare independence.
*25,310 square miles
*last European country to be converted to Christianity
*p.246, 248, 305
*north of Italy, located in the northern Mediterranean Sea
*separates Italian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula
*500 miles long
*average depth is 240 m.
*deepest point is 1460 m.